Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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The Houston Rockets travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 30-9. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 114.6 points per game while giving up 107.0 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 12-26. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.0 points per game and surrendering 104.5, good for a point differential of -1.5.
Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. James Harden averages 28.2 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.8 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 21.7 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 11.6 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Andrew Wiggins averages 21.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Houston averages 114.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 15.7 per game. The Rockets allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Minnesota averages 103 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 22nd with 14.8 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 115.6 and a defensive rating of 107.9. In terms of pace they average 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 46% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 108.9 and they have a defensive rating of 110.5. They get 94.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 26-13-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 22-17-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 16-22-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 17-20-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/19/16 C Clint Capela Fibula out indefinitely01/09/17 G Eric Gordon Toe "?" Tuesday vs. Charlotte
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season01/10/17 PG Zach LaVine Hip injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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